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MS has recently announced that the Exchange 2010 SP3 is expected to be available by the first half of year 2013, which will be shipped mainly with the below additional support,

    • Coexistence with Exchange Server 2013: - As we all know, the current released exchange 2010 does not have the support for the coexistence with Exchange 2013 server. So if you wish to introduce the Exchange 2013 into your Exchange 2010 infra, you need to have the SP3 installed.
    • Support for Windows Server 2012:- You can plan the installation of Exchange 2010 (currently it supported on Windows 2008) on Windows 2012 server with the SP3 version.

Apart from these, of course as normal it will include many fixes for bugs reported etc.Not only the fixes, the it will also contain all rollups released prior to the release date of SP3.

To add to this, MS also informs that there will be modification (update) to the AD schema and the information about that will be delivered in advance to plan for the Exchange 2010 SP3 upgrade. There is also a hind that Exchange 2013 will only coexist with Exchange 2010 and 2007, so we may also expect some changes to Exchange 2007 as well while the 2003 is currently out of question unless some solid update from MS.

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Microsoft Exchange CXP team released the Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2. The Rollup is now available to download at the Download Center.

Download your copy here -  Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

To know more about the update, please visit Description of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

Finally MS has decided to include the Forefront fix, it will be taken care by the installation process.

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Microsoft Exchange CXP team released the Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2. The Rollup is now available to download at the Download Center.

Download your copy here -  Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2685289)

To know more about the update, please visit Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

As always, ensure that you disable Forefront Protection for Exchange users before you proceed with the installation and enable it once you finish the activity. This  is to ensure there are no impact on your Tranport and Information Store services.

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MS released the Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2, the same is now available to download at the Microsoft Download Center. To know more about the rollup, please read below article.

KB2661854: Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

When you try to run the rollup, you may see the warning about certificate revocation list,this is because Exchange tries to connect to the certificate revocation list (CRL) that has been issued by the publisher of the update rollup package or of the service pack. please adjust the IE settings to workaround the warning shown before you proceed with the roll up installation.

1. Go to Advanced tab of IE options and locate Security section
2. clear the Check for publisher’s certificate revocation check box, and then click OK

You should revert the IE changes once you have finished with the installation of the rollup.

Also ensure that you disable the Forefront Protection for Exchange before the starting the installation and enable it back after the successful installation to avoid any potential issues.

you will see a successful event after the clean upgrade of the product,

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Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft Exchange Server. Product Version: 14.2.247.5. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.

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I have tried this update on my LAB machines, and did not observe any issues. Also the installation went just fine, in less than 20 minutes.

 

Ref - Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

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Microsoft has released the Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2655203). Both 32bit and 64bit versions are now available to download at the Microsoft Download Center. You may see the details of fixes in this Rollup by reading the below MS KB article,

Description of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

When you try to run the rollup, you may see the warning about certificate revocation list,this is because Exchange tries to connect to the certificate revocation list (CRL) that has been issued by the publisher of the update rollup package or of the service pack. please adjust the IE settings to workaround the warning shown before you proceed with the roll up installation.

1. Go to Advance tab of IE options and locate Security section
2. clear the Check for publisher’s certificate revocation check box, and then click OK

You should revert the IE changes once you have finished with the installation of the rollup.

Also ensure that you disable the Forefront Protection for Exchange before the starting the installation and enable it back after the successful installation to avoid any potential issues.

According to MS, this rollup is going to be the final release under the standard support for Exchange 2007, see the statement from official Exchange team blog statement.

Support lifecycle statement: This is the final release under standard support for Exchange 2007, as the Exchange 2007 Mainstream Support has now ended. Extended Support for Exchange 2007 SP3 will end on 4/11/2017. Please see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page for more information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle for Exchange 2007. Got questions about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy? Head over to Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.

you will see a successful event after the clean upgrade of the product,

Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft Exchange Server. Product Version: 8.3.83.6. Product Language: 1033. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.

I did the upgrade on my LAB machine and the installation went so clean, and the services are running as expected.

Ref - Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3

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The update rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 is now available for download. Please download your copy of Update RU1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 from Microsoft Download Center.

Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2645995)

As always, ensure that you disable Forefront Protection for Exchange users before you proceed with the installation and enable it once you finish the activity. This  is to ensure there are no impact on your Tranport and Information Store services.

For more details about the issues addressed by this update, please see KB 2645995

The installation goes smooth, however it takes a long time for preparing for installation(took almost 20+ min). Until the completion of it preparation stage, the installation process will not affect the exchange functionality.

Reported Issues,

MS has blogged about an issue reported about this RollUp.There is a temporary incompatibility between SP2 RU1 servers and servers running earlier versions of Exchange where an Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1 Client Access server is proxying request to earlier version of Exchange CAS servers.

To know more, see Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1 and CAS-to-CAS Proxy Incompatibility

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Microsoft Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3.

Go through the below MS KB(Knowledge Base) article for the complete reference to the issues fixes by installing this Update Rollup 6.
Imp Note - Disable the Forefront Protection for Exchange before you start the upgrade. If you fail to do that, the Information Store and Transport service will not start after the upgrade process.
Download your copy of the Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 here

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Tuesday, 06 December 2011 05:05

Ready for Download, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Finally, it is now available... Much waited Exchange Server 2010 SP2.

Click here to Download Exchange Server 2010 SP2

As we discussed earlier this year "Interestingly, Exchange 2010 SP2 later this year! " , there are many features available with this version of Service Pack. Few of them are Hybrid Configuration Wizard, Address Book Policies, Outlook Web App Mini etc.

This service pack updates you active directory schema as well, hence please read more about the release update from Exchange Team here

Ref - Released: Exchange Server 2010 SP2

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:38

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1

Microsoft Exchange  team has released the latest update rollup for Exchange Server 2010 SP1, which is Rollup 5. This update mainly contains the fixes for few issues reported after the release of Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1.

The update is now available to download from the Microsoft center, please follow the below link to download the Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1.

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2582113)

Please see this article from the Microsoft Exchange Team blog for more details on this update before you plan to upgrade.

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Microsoft has released released Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 to the Download Center. Microsoft has addressed some issues reported by customer by this, please do the testing before  you plan for an implementation.

MS had to re-call and release the update due to below scenario,

While fixing a bug that prevented deleted public folders from being recovered, we exposed an untested set of conditions with the Outlook client. When moving or copying a folder, Outlook passes a flag on a remote procedure call that instructs the Information Store to open deleted items which haven’t been purged. Our fix inadvertently caused the RPC to skip all content that wasn’t marked for deletion because we were not expecting this flag on the call from Outlook on the copy and move operations.

Please read more here - Exchange Team Blog

Now MS has re-released the update and is available to download @ Microsoft Download center. Please download it here Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Please also read the release notes from MS Exchange Team Blog before you plan to install the update

Some of the addressed issues are,

  • Unable to Create a 'Reply With' Rule on Public Folders Even With Owner and Send As Permission, read more
  • Generating DSN fails if original mail uses non-support encoding charset, read more.
  • Outlook 2007 does not deliver "Delayed Delivery" Messages against an Exchange 2010 Server in Online mode with any additional Transport loaded in the Outlook Profile, read more.

But,  MS is still working with Arabic and Hebrew language installer to incorporate these fixes, hence MS advises for the customers who are using iether of these language version to download the engish version of the rollup.

Note - Please disable your forefront before the installation and enable it back after you complete the installation(fscutility /disable and fscutility /enable). If you fail to do this,  your IS and transport service will not start after the update.

Read MS Blog Release notes for more information.

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